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This build has received an overall rating in the range from 3.75 to < 4.75 and thus qualifies for the lower category of working builds: Good.

This build has been designed for the following use:

Use Panic for mobs to interrupt everything whilst dishing out damage.

Attributes & Skills

You activate Spells and Signets 46% faster. (No effect for non-Mesmer skills with a cast time less than 2 seconds.)
In PvE, the recharge time of your Mesmer Spells is reduced by 39%.
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Optional Optional should be:

  • For Damage:
  • Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support
  • "Finish Him!" "Finish Him!"
  • "You Move Like a Dwarf!" "You Move Like a Dwarf!"
  • Cry of Frustration Cry of Frustration for AoE interrupt and damage.
  • Shatter Delusions Shatter Delusions for more AoE damage.
  • Wastrel's Demise Wastrel's Demise for nuking mobs.
  • Wastrel's Worry Wastrel's Worry for nuking mobs.
  • Chaos Storm Chaos Storm to nuke groups, bring a snare if you want to prevent enemies from kiting.
  • Shatter Hex Shatter Hex for AoE damage with frontline players.
  • Air of Superiority Air of Superiority for skill recharge and useful passive benefits.
  • For Energy:
  • Guilt Guilt
  • Drain Delusions Drain Delusions
  • Power Drain Power Drain
  • Auspicious Incantation Auspicious Incantation for use with Deep Freeze.
  • For Snare:
  • Deep Freeze Deep Freeze use with Auspicious Incantation to counter cost and as energy management.
  • Tryptophan Signet Tryptophan Signet



  • Precast Glyph of Lesser Energy before combat.
  • Use Panic on balled up foes.
  • Spike with Mistrust, Cry of Pain, and Unnatural Signet.


Illusion magic secondary for additional shutdown and energy management (drop Fast Casting to 9+1, raise Illusion Magic to 9+1):

  • Arcane Conundrum Arcane Conundrum
  • Wandering Eye Wandering Eye
  • Signet of Clumsiness Signet of Clumsiness

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